Morrisons Is Bringing In Paper Bags For Fruit And Veg To Cut Down On Plastic
The UK supermarket has said it will be bringing back the brown paper bags you usually see in greengrocers and traditional fruit and veg shops - with 493 stores getting the bags today and the rest rolled out through the summer.
Drew Kirk, fruit and vegetable director at Morrisons told Metro: "We've listened to customers' concerns about using plastic bags for fruit and vegetables and that is why we are bringing back paper bags.
"There's more work to do, but this step will mean we prevent 150 million bags from being used in our stores every year."
The paper bags are made from recyclable paper. Ooh, just think of David Attenborough's little face when he heard the news.
This is the latest move from the company to reduce waste. It has previously started flogging 'wonky veg' to cut down on food waste and announced plans to let customers bring their own containers when buying meat and fish.
Morrisons has also vowed to make its all its packing recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025, which is good news for the planet - currently 82 percent of its packaging is recyclable.
Chief Executive David Potts said in April: "Reducing the damage caused by plastic is one of the most challenging issues society can address. Because we make most of the fresh food we sell, we're in an important position to make changes to our packaging."
Morrisons' announcement comes just a couple of months after Theresa May said the UK government would be introducing a complete ban on plastic cotton buds, straws and drink stirrers.
Vowing to wage war on plastic pollution, she wrote in the Daily Mail: "We are clogging up one of the earth's greatest natural resources with harmful plastic and - for the sake of this and future generations - we must take action now."
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